Ikea pulls plan for Somerville store 
The furniture giant decided against building a store at Assembly Square following more than a decade of discussions and planning.
(ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/GLOBE STAFF/FILE 2011)

Ikea pulls plan for Somerville store

The furniture giant decided against building a store at Assembly Square following more than a decade of discussions and planning.

(ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/GLOBE STAFF/FILE 2011)

Young workers pushing companies to locate in cities 
To draw young talent, firms are moving from the suburbs into urban neighborhoods with convenient public transit and a lively food and bar scene.
(PHOTOS BY WENDY MAEDA/GLOBE STAFF)

Young workers pushing companies to locate in cities

To draw young talent, firms are moving from the suburbs into urban neighborhoods with convenient public transit and a lively food and bar scene.

(PHOTOS BY WENDY MAEDA/GLOBE STAFF)

New Yahoo chief takes on position amid pregnancy 
Marissa Mayer, 37, a highly respected former Google executive, is pregnant - and the Yahoo board knew all about it when it appointed her.
(PAUL ZIMMERMAN/GETTY IMAGES FOR TECHCRUNCH)

New Yahoo chief takes on position amid pregnancy

Marissa Mayer, 37, a highly respected former Google executive, is pregnant - and the Yahoo board knew all about it when it appointed her.

(PAUL ZIMMERMAN/GETTY IMAGES FOR TECHCRUNCH)

Farmers markets grow with high-tech advances 
With new smartphone apps and other technology, farmers markets are shifting from a cash-only business, and drawing more customers.
(JONATHAN WIGGS/GLOBE STAFF)

Farmers markets grow with high-tech advances

With new smartphone apps and other technology, farmers markets are shifting from a cash-only business, and drawing more customers.

(JONATHAN WIGGS/GLOBE STAFF)

Betsy Myers aims to see more women in corner offices 
- The former official with Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and the Clinton White House is the founding director of Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business. 
(SUZANNE KREITER/GLOBE STAFF)

Betsy Myers aims to see more women in corner offices

- The former official with Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and the Clinton White House is the founding director of Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business.

(SUZANNE KREITER/GLOBE STAFF)

GLOBE 100 | OVERVIEW
The big comeback: The Globe 100 returns to full strength 
- For the first time in three years, there are 100 of the state’s top-performing public companies in our annual ranking.
(ILLUSTRATION BY MITCH BLUNT)

GLOBE 100 | OVERVIEW

The big comeback: The Globe 100 returns to full strength

- For the first time in three years, there are 100 of the state’s top-performing public companies in our annual ranking.

(ILLUSTRATION BY MITCH BLUNT)

Five Mass. companies on Inner City 100 
- Mainstream Global, J.P. Licks, TPR Media, Fennick McCredie, and Luggage Forward made the annual Inner City 100 list, which honors 100 successful urban firms throughout the US.  

Five Mass. companies on Inner City 100 

- Mainstream Global, J.P. Licks, TPR Media, Fennick McCredie, and Luggage Forward made the annual Inner City 100 list, which honors 100 successful urban firms throughout the US.  

Mass. firms chasing China’s boom 
- China’s appetite for technology, advanced industrial machinery, medical devices, and other products in which the state specializes is expected to grow.
(KEITH BEDFORD FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

Mass. firms chasing China’s boom

- China’s appetite for technology, advanced industrial machinery, medical devices, and other products in which the state specializes is expected to grow.

(KEITH BEDFORD FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

Seaport District adding innovation center 
- Mayor Menino will unveil plans for a $5.5 million innovation center in the Seaport District, part of a broader effort to transform the area into a hotbed of entrepreneurship.

Seaport District adding innovation center

- Mayor Menino will unveil plans for a $5.5 million innovation center in the Seaport District, part of a broader effort to transform the area into a hotbed of entrepreneurship.

PAX East locks in Hub site
- The giant annual gaming convention PAX East will be held in Boston at least through 2023.

PAX East locks in Hub site

- The giant annual gaming convention PAX East will be held in Boston at least through 2023.